This week marks the start of The Home Depot’s big spring hiring push when it will hire over 80,000 seasonal associates across the country. What does that mean for veterans, transitioning military or military spouses? Last year, the company hired over 10,000 veterans and transitioning military. These are not jobs just for veterans and military families but Home Depot is specifically wanting us to make sure the military and veterans community takes advantage of this opportunity!
The Home Depot has a deep commitment to those who have served and their families. With tens of thousands of job opportunities available, The Home Depot wants the many veterans, transitioning military and family members looking for jobs to know it has openings and provides military-specific tools for those seeking to apply. Through a career website tailored to veterans and service members. The Home Depot offers an online military skills translator to match their experience with positions and has information on upcoming job fairs. Also, as you remember from helping us spread the word last year, The Home Depot’s “Mission: Transition” program hosted resume writing and interview workshops in stores across America for veterans and transitioning military.
Some quick facts about The Home Depot, Spring hiring, and veterans:
- Home Depot is hiring over 80,000 seasonal employees this Spring across the country.
- Over half of the 2012 seasonal associates went on to permanent positions at The Home Depot.
- More than 35,000 veterans and servicemembers work at The Home Depot out of a total workforce of about 330,000 (approximately 10.6 percent of the labor force at The Home Depot is veterans compared to approximately 7.7 percent in the total labor force.)
- Through The Home Depot Foundation, the company is committing $50 million over the next three years to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home.